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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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From: "Peter Murphy" <peterm@fast.fujitsu.com.au>

> > <conclusion>
> > Get rid of the XML declaration and we can all be a lot more relaxed
> > making small, incremental changes to the XML specifications.  Does
> > agree, or should I get my flame-proof underwear on?
> >
> Apart from setting the XML version number, the declaration may describe
> character encoding for the document. <snip> They would not like to lose
this ability.

Of course, the encoding declaration is very useful and I certainly wouldn't
argue for its removal.  I should have been more precise - its the version
attribute that's the source of the problem, not the XML declaration itself.



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